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Business Licences - Business Licensing By-law 14-080

The City of Peterborough licenses businesses in accordance with our Business Licensing By-law 14-080. All applications will be subject to inspections for any building, zoning, health and fire regulations that pertain to the specific type of business. Please note this is not the Provincial registration licence, this is for a municipal licence to operate in the City of Peterborough. You may contact Service Ontario for provincial requirements. Any further questions, please contact the City Clerks Office 705-742-7777 ext.1819.

Please complete the Application for a Business Licence to apply for any of the following business types:

  • Adult Entertainment
  • Auctioneer
  • Auto Centre
  • Bake Shop, Caterer, Restaurant
  • Barber Shop, Esthetics Services, Hairdressing Establishment
  • Body Modification
  • Butcher Shop
  • Dry Cleaner, Laundromat
  • Pet Grooming Parlour
  • Salvage Yard 

The following applications are specific to the business types listed below:

To learn about other types of licenses and permits issued by the City of Peterborough, please read our Applications, Licenses and Permits page.